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Riyadh Plants

Herbsaceous Plants

Arabic Name

القطين، القطينة

Latin Name

Bassia eriophora , Chenopodiaceae

English Name

Bassia, umm haas

القطين، القطينة

This is a native, halophytic species commonly seen on desert ground on saline and non-saline, sandy soils and in desert wadis in the ArArriyadh Region. Its Arabic name is umm haas. An annual herb with brittle branches and flowers on dense spikes in late spring, it becomes almost completely covered by a white, cotton wool-like fleece. Propagated by seed or annual self-seeding and perpetuating in situ, this is a plant for very extensive use in totally natural situations. When covering gravel or sand like a carpet, its woolly appearance makes it an attractive plant with a potentially high landscape value.

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General information

Chenopodiaceae Family Name : Chenopodiaceae
Tropical , Mediterranean , Sub Tropical Origin: Tropical , Mediterranean , Sub Tropical
Semi Arid , Extremely Arid , Very Arid Rainfall: Semi Arid , Extremely Arid , Very Arid
Direct Sowing Propagation: Direct Sowing
Moderate Maintenance: Moderate
Biennial , Annual Planting Phase: Biennial , Annual

Environmental conditions

Resistant Urban Climate: Resistant
Resistant Desiccation: Resistant
Vulnerable Drought: Vulnerable
None Irrigation: None
High < 5,000 ppm  Salinity: High < 5,000 ppm
-3°C  Hardiness Zones: -3°C

Plant shape

Height Height: 0.15 M
Expansion Expansion: 0.25 M
Evergreen Foliage: Evergreen

Flower

Colour Colour: White
Size Size: From 0.1 To 0.3 CM
Flowering Period Flowering Period: From Early March Till Late June

Fruit

Achene Type Of Fruit: Achene
Size Size: 0.1 CM

Location of Use :

Open Country , Rock Garden , Massed Planting , Hillside Planting , Steppe Garden , Extensive Roof Garden , Urban Area , Wadi Plant , Rowda Plant

Other choices :

Cut Flower , Attractive Foliage , Environmental Consolidation , Ground Cover , Plant Used by ADA , Seasonal Display , Nativ in Riyadh , Colonisers